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Grant County Revokes Manure Pipe Permissions; Upholds Private Property Rights

A unanimous decision by the Grant County Commissioners yesterday revokes permission for Confined Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) operators to run force-main manure disposal pipes through the right-of-way across private land. 513 more words


Farmers, Rural Residents Fight For Quality of Life Against “Big Pig”

South Dakota Pork Producers are celebrating this weekend with PorkPalooza in Sioux Falls, but not all South Dakota citizens are in on the party. Farmers, landowners, and rural residents are fighting “Big Pig” and the siting of numerous Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) across eastern and central South Dakota in an effort to protect their health, property values, and way of life. 956 more words

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Iowans Can Take Action For Clean Water

Action alert from Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement:

In 2013, thanks to the de-delegation petition filed by Iowa CCI members, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agreed that Iowa’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wasn’t enforcing the Clean Water Act for factory farms. 324 more words

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Circuit Court: Boards Have Right to Say No to CAFO Permits

By Joelie Hicks & Kristi Mogen

The Grant County Board of Adjustment’s decision to deny a Conditional Use Permit for a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) was deemed lawful this week by Circuit Court Judge Carmen Means. 413 more words


What Do All Those Egg Carton Labels Mean?

At the end of my previous post, I said, “So before you grab those cheap, nutrient deficient supermarket eggs, stop and think about the price paid by the hens who laid them. 3,051 more words


Why We Pay More to Raise Our Own

Not long ago, our son was complaining about having to butcher chickens, and wanted to know if it was cheaper to raise our own. When I said it was definitely more expensive, he couldn’t understand why we would go to all the trouble of raising our own, when we could just buy them cheap at the store. 1,159 more words